NAVAL OFFICERS SCHOOLS CENTER
Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui, San Antonio, Zambales
DURING THE CONVENING CEREMONY OF NCSC CL-74
01 April 2013
LCDR CLYDE DOMINGO PN
Course Director, NCSC Cl-74
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Last Tuesday, 26 March 2013, was our Convening Ceremony, the Naval Command and Staff Course Class 74 (NCSC Cl-74) with RADM JAIME S BERNARDINO AFP as the keynote speaker. RADM BERNARDINO AFP who hails from Taytay, Rizal is the current Commander of the Naval Education and Training Command; who himself is a certified educator. He was a consistent honor student growing up and became a proud member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 81. In the Navy, he completed all career courses with distinction that include the Naval Officer’s Qualification Course in 1981, the Naval Command and Staff Course in 1993 and the Naval Command and General Staff Course in 2001. He talked about the importance of taking up the Naval Command and Staff Course (NCSC) and shared some tips on how to excel and succeed. I have to agree when he quoted that “Taking up the course is not just for compliance but for the students to learn and increase their knowledge”. He emphasized the importance of taking the course and becoming a more responsible naval officer.
RADM BERNARDINO emphasized four points that a student should bear in mind while being in the course. First; study. I think that it is not only to study but to learn. Learn from the lectures, activities and from the instructors. Study not just to pass the exams and be able to comply with the requirements, but most importantly is study to learn. As senior grade naval officers, while it is true that the Naval Command and Staff Course (NCSC) is one of the requirements for promotion, a student should take the course with seriousness, pride and...